Can oral health (your teeth!) impact your HEART? Taking care of your teeth is not yet a proven way to prevent heart disease, but many studies have shown a connection between gum disease (periodontitis) and other serious conditions, including heart disease. The common thread between oral and cardiovascular health is inflammation. In gum disease, bacteria clings around the roots of the teeth and irritates the gums. In heart disease and stroke, it's plaque that builds up in arteries, potentially blocking blood flow.
Are you rocking Summer with a cool pair of sunglasses? If not, you should be!
Protecting the eyes from the sun is just as important as protecting the skin. Most people are aware of the dangers of exposing the skin to too much sunlight, and many of us make an effort to slather on some sunscreen to protect our skin from wrinkles, premature aging, and skin cancer.